Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Clean and simple challenge

Hi stampers!  It's Tuesday which means it's time for a new challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  The challenge this week is to make a clean and simple card.

 I really like CAS cards but I find that making them is often a challenge for me....I tend to think that more is more on a card and just keep heaping things on:-)  BUT often times, less really can be more and CAS cards can be stunning!  I have to remember to keep that in mind while I'm stamping!  This is the reason I love challenges though, they push me out of my comfort zone and then it's easier for me to come up with something pretty, like this:

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Falling leaves, woodgrain
Paper:  Lucky limeade, very vanilla, rich razzleberry
Ink:  Lucky limeade, rich razzleberry, pumpkin pie
Accessories:  circle punch, dotted scallop border punch

I used a color combo for this card that I used last week and really liked for fall.  Normally, I like softer combos for autumn but I really liked this one, it's fun.  I think it also works well since the card design is so simple the colors can be a bit more bold without being overwhelming!  I also used a card I made with this same set a few weeks back as inspiration too.  This one is just a bit more simple.  I didn't even need a sentiment since one of the leaves already says "grateful". 

Now click on over and see what else the DT came up with and then play along and make a CAS card!


  1. I love it, Mindy! I've fallen back in love with my Falling Leaves set this week. It's wonderful; I love how you paired it with the woodgrain too!

  2. Love the colors! So fresh and very fall. Love it! Love the wood grain background. It adds so much. Perfect!

  3. I {heart} green, so of course I am in love with this card. Lvve the bright colors-so perfect for fall.

  4. Great card! Love the colors and the simple layout. Even though it is simple it really pops!

  5. Mindy, this is CAS perfection! I love the Lucky Limeade, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie color combo! YUM! That woodgrain backgrond really adds so much, too. I think I need to break down and buy that lttle bugger. This is such a fabulous card, Mindy! Love every bit f it ! Hugs! :)


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